Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has announced his support to the opponent of his son, Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon – PPM’s candidate for the Th. Guraidhoo district in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Ghassan – a State Minister during his uncle and former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s administration – was issued Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s ticket for the Th. Guraidhoo seat on December 6, 2018.
Maumoon, this Monday, expressed support to Mohamed Ibrahim Manik – an independent candidate running for the same seat as Ghassan.
In a tweet, Maumoon expressed his support to Mohamed Ibrahim Manik and wished him success in the elections – scheduled for April 6.
Ghassan had maintained silence and continued to serve Yameen’s administration despite the arrests of his father Maumoon, his brother MP Ahmed Faris Maumoon and his brother-in-law Mohamed Nadheem.
While Ghassan is running for the Th. Guraidhoo seat with support of his uncle Yameen, Faris is running for the North Machangolhi seat with support of his father Maumoon.